Ep 52 - Future Franchise Rankings Part 2
How does Halle Berry help the LA Lakers? Are the Kings a parody NBA franchise? The national TV diss nobody noticed. Plus Matt and Bob pour one out for their Suns and Rockets.
Come celebrate the NBA regular season’s halfway point by testing your knowledge in categories such as “Conspiracies”, “White Boys” and “Halftime Shows”. Catch up on the highlights from the week: everything from JJ Redick and Kyrie Irving’s doubts about dinosaurs to the James Johnson-Serge Ibaka fistfight. What’s the name of Kobe Bryant’s company? Why was Tim Donaghy in the news again? Which NBA player might secretly be from Uzbekistan? How DID the dinosaurs become extinct, really? NBA fans, let us edify and entertain you!
Imagine the NBA in a future with self-driving cars and artificial intelligence. Will virtual reality change the way we go to games? We speculate on futures near and far. How will the Uncle Drew movie do at the box office? Which free agents are really going to the Lakers? What’s next for Sam Hinkie, the guy with the longest view in any room? Plus updates on the Ball family in Lithuania and the truth behind Kyrie Irving’s departure from Cleveland… Something about a plant-based diet?
Was that year a doozy or what? The President Trump era has helped create basketball anomalies such as Flat-Earth Kyrie Irving and Lavar Christopher Ball. 2017 also ushered in the first year where the NBA unofficially became a year-round spectacle. We break down the highlights month by month, reminiscing about the funniest moments and the litter of jokes they spawned. This episode is basically Chris Farley on The Chris Farley Show, “You remember when Ice Cube announced he was starting a 3-on-3 tournament with Allen Iverson and Stephen Jackson?… That was awesome.”
This holiday season we’ve picked out gifts for all our NBA favorites. We even wrote sideline questions Gregg Popovich would enjoy answering. Speculation flies about what LeBron brings to the Cavs white elephant gift exchange. We answer the question, “If the OKC Thunder were a classic Christmas movie what movie would they be?” Hear what we want to see during each of the five NBA Christmas day games. Plus, social media superstar Joel Embiid gives himself the new nickname “Tro-el” Embiid. It’s a real Brickmas to remember.
America’s most outspoken blowhards use social media to instigate mutually assured destruction. We petition Gelo Ball to join the Palestinian hoop squad. Plus, why did DeAndre Jordan wait two years to hire an agent? How much pot did Sam Presti smoke before coming up with Rob Hennigan’s new job title? And was Patrick Patterson’s Instagram post a diss at Derrick Rose, the San Antonio Spurs or both? Email us questions and NBA news through our website: brickhousepodcast.com
Strange week around the NBA: Derrick Rose took a leave of absence, Lavar Ball took on Donald Trump and the Grizzlies suddenly fired their coach. Get ready for LeBron James’s career as a voiceover actor. LeBron will play the voice of a cartoon Yeti next fall. Chicago Bull Nikola Mirotic accepts an apology for being punched in the face by his teammate. Meanwhile, Ben Gordon gets arrested for punching his landlord. Bulls fans have switched to watching Duke games.
Original music by @Brendan_Eder
Catch up on the NBA by guessing which stats, headlines, ABA team names and moments from history are FAKE NEWS. Matt and Bob invent Oscar movie summaries, video game awards shows, crypto-currencies and sparkling water flavors to keep listeners WOKE. Play along to see if you know the difference between real and FAKE NEWS.
LeBron can rock the sports world with a single cartoon aardvark fist. Guest Brendan Wells tells us how the LiAngelo Ball shoplifting scandal will affect season two of ‘Ball in the Family.’ Could this all be part of Lavar’s master plan? We make pun-filled headlines for fake future NBA trades. Plus we debate if anything can make Kobe Bryant happy after basketball and whether boy next door Gordon Hayward might actually be a serial killer.
Has a tweet ever gotten a coach fired before? Would a rookie-All-Star Ben Simmons be a big deal? Superflight host Joe Borelli helps us answer whether what we’re seeing in the NBA today is precedented or unprecedented. We start a fake beef war with another LA-based NBA comedy pod, quote Gregg Popovich’s latest and finest in our segment, “Popping Off,” and pit Nick Young against Kyrie Irving’s NBA reddit critics in our Diss of the Week.